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Engineering - Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Includes occupations concerned with the application of principles of physics and engineering for the generation, transmission, and utilization of heat and mechanical power; and the design, production, installation, and maintenance of fabricated products, tools, machines, machinery, and associated or auxiliary systems. Accessory techniques needed may be those used in electrical, metallurgical, nuclear, and civil engineering. Typical specialization's are steam and mechanical power generation, transmission, and utilization; hydraulics; instrumentation; controls; automotive engineering; tooling; heating and ventilating; air-conditioning and refrigeration; bioengineering; pollution control; systems engineering; research; design; testing; sales; and project control.

Work Settings

Office setting; Practical application of engineering science and technology. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.


Depending on the responsibilities, these positions require at least a BS and 1 to 8 years of experience or a MS and 0 to five years experience.

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average annual earnings in CNY in 2005 range from $58,000 to 73,000.